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Yes, Auntie! - Title Card

YES, AUNTIE!
My ASian Auntie - SEason 2

Momma said, “knock you out!” with Art School Dropouts’ sequel Yes, Auntie! This kung fu action packed 9 episode web series is filled with more kick ass fight scenes, comedic characters, and feel good vibes for all ages! Auntie (Joey Min) and Niece (Stephanie Pham) return alongside crime fighting DEA head, Momma (Legendary Hong Kong Action Star - Bobby Samuels).

BINGO! Trouble hits when mob boss, Lester (Leroy Nguyen), finds out that a kung fu fighting old maid is ruining his retirement drug ring, he calls in Jefferson (Robert Jefferson) to send in assassins to handle the issue. Meanwhile, Momma suspects a mole in her division and comes to a local hero, Auntie, for help in her investigation in the city of Voorhees, NJ. Determined, the ladies investigate a lead to an MMA gym and brawl to find out Lester’s whereabouts. Back at the house, Sharif is head over heels planning to “woo” his new love interest, only to have his boombox moment crushed by an unexpected visit by Lester and his gang. Fighting for his life against assassin Angelo (Angela Jordan), Lester and henchmen, Sharif gets shot. As soon as Auntie hears the news, she decides to hunt down the criminals and avenge Sharif. Momma, Auntie and Niece join forces to take down the disco dancing mob boss, his right hand assassin , and all his lackies to stop the rampant usage of the deadly drug, and serve justice all in a “Jackie Chan” like comedic action!

Yes, Auntie! Was filmed and produced by the rising indie film group, Art School Dropouts. Within a few months, the powerhouse three man team have created their own YouTube special like no one else can. This project has incorporated famous sets like, the Reading Pagoda & the House of Blues at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The talented cast brings each character’s charm to the limelight. Get ready for the back to back action coming to you on YouTube!

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CAST & CREW

Art School Dropouts is thankful for all the people involved in this project. You can learn more about them in the bios below.
Thank you to the amazing talent in front of the screen and off!

 
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Robert (Bobby) samuels
AKA “MOMMA”

Robert Samuels began his film career in Hong Kong in the 90s under Sammo Hung - the only African American member of the Sammo Hung Stunt team. He has worked for many in Hong Kong and became the only African American member of the Hong Kong Stuntman association.

Later Samuels returned to the United States serving as second unit director for some of the biggest musical acts in the business: Paula Cole, DMX, Dru Hill, Metallica, Mos Def, and a host of other musical Talents. He and his partner, Robert Jefferson, launched their own Production Company in 2015 R4FILMS LLC. Samuels recently served as Director of the multimillion-dollar budgeted film ‘MADE IN CHINATOWN.’ He has recently returned in front of the camera for Art School Dropouts' first feature-length Action series by Director Joey Min titled "YES AUNTIE,” scheduled for a 2019 release date. He has also signed on to do a new serious action-adventure to be announced at HBO/CINEMAX by Art School Dropouts Productions.

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Leroy Nguyen
AKA “LESTER”

Leroy Nguyen was born in Alexandria, VA. His filmmaking passion began when he received his first video camera at the age of 17, where he started off making fight scenes in his backyard with his cousins that were inspired by (or take directly from) Jackie Chan films. Soon after discovering the works of directors like Sammo Hung, Takeshi Kitano, and Takashi Miike (among many, many others), Leroy discovered what his goal was in life. Striving to meld stories that contain sincere, authentic human drama with compellingly grounded fight scenes, Leroy continues to take notes from his heroes and mentors while developing his own artistic calling card. Leroy has his own youtube channel called Rising Tiger Films, and also works closely with Team Red Pro.

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JOEY Min
AKA “AUNTIE”

Joey Min is the creative mastermind behind the YouTube channel/production company Art School Dropouts. With a specialized focus on comedic action in the likes of Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, Joey Min has developed a stylistic approach to filmmaking that he takes to their YouTube channel every week. In their short Youtube career, Joey and his team has had the opportunity to choreograph for legendary Hong Kong action stars, like Bobby Samuels and Vincent Lyn. Even with multiple award winning short films and web series, Joey Min and his YouTube group still continue to push their skills with every new video that they release.

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Stephanie Pham
AKA “NIECE”

Stephanie Pham is a Vietnamese-American actress, model, martial artist, and co-owner of Art School Dropouts. Stephanie has dedicated most of her life through training Taekwon-do at Red Tiger Taekwon-do and is a 4th degree black belt. Her experience through martial arts has earned her numerous awards such as medaling at the ITF World Championships in Argentina. As a graduate of the University of the Sciences with a Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, she has a very strong business sense coupled with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.  Armed with these skills, she utilizes her management abilities towards Art School Dropouts productions. Her stern ways earned her the nickname "Mom" by the Art School Dropouts team.


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Robert L. Jefferson, Jr.
AKA “Jefferson”

Robert L. Jefferson, Jr., is an American writer, filmmaker, actor, and martial artist. After receiving formal training at New York University’s Tisch film program, as well as at Philadelphia’s prestigious Freedom Theatre, he furthered his training by apprenticing under Hong Kong action star and action director, Bobby Samuels, during which time he filled many different roles from production to camera department, stunt work and acting.

Robert has worked with and for such talents Mos Def, Dru Hill, and the WWF. He has acted in several features, short films and plays. Also a capable editor he has also helped shape material for several live events as well being producer and Chief Film Editor for R4 Films.

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Angela Jordan
AKA “Angelo”

Angela Jordan is a Filipino - American actress, stuntwoman, martial artist and co-owner of the YouTube channel/production company, Art School Dropouts. She has been training in the martial arts since five years of age and graduated at nine years old with her Jr. black belt with honors from Amerikick. She continued to train in the art of American Kenpo Karate and has earned a 2nd Dan black belt under Nick Dougherty and Preston Conyers. From there she has delved into other martial arts styles such as Muay Thai and Judo. Angela originally started as an intern of the group (hence the nickname “Intern”), but now has moved up since graduating with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Rowan University, and handles a lot of the business creatives and back office duties of the company.

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Sharif anel-beY
AKA “SHARIF”

Sifu Sharif Anael-Bey is 4th generation from China's hero, Wong Fei Hung, and direct disciple of Grand Master Frank Yee. Sifu Bey began his martial arts training at age 5, studying Tai Kwon Do and Wing Chun Kung Fu. He was introduced to Hung Ga Kung Fu in 1984. In 1989 Sifu Bey met and began following Grandmaster  Frank Yee Chee Wai (Frank Yee). After years of dedicated study, practice and participation, Sifu Sharif was invited to participate in the Bai See ceremony and in 2000 became a disciple of Grandmaster Yee Chee Wai. In 2000 Sifu Bey began to teach in Syracuse NY, opening the Syracuse Branch of Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association in 2002.  

Sifu Bey serves as 2nd Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association.  He continues to serve as Grandmaster Yee's Upstate NY representative, teaching Traditional Hung Ga Kung Fu, Lion Dance, Traditional Medicine, Qigong, and training world-class competitive full-contact fighters.

Other Cast & Crew Members of Yes, Auntie!

Josh Videna - pa/talent
Gun Cho - talent
Patrick Banzali -talent
Tin Dang -talent
Ger Montalvo - talent
Orlando Cruz - stunts
Johnny Wang - TALENT/stunts
Geoffrey Boggs - stunts
Eric Fuchs -talent/stunts
Kyle Dawson - stunts
Andrew Kim - talent/stunts/cam OP
Hector Soria - talent/stunts
Anthony Scanish - stunts
Samuel Lee - stunts
Kevin Sanidad - stunts
Gee Javier - talent/stunts
Michael Willmann - talent
Marc Morton - talent/stunts
Moses Opawumi - talent
Jose Rodriguez - stunts
Rebecca Hargrove - talent
Tarell Bullock - stunts
DL Macdonald - talent
Alexandra Pozon - marketing team

EAST COAST COLLABORATION

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Featured locations

Art School Dropouts is grateful to have shot on some fantastic locations!
Thank you to the owners for your support!

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WEbB’s Fitness & MMA
-Turnersville, NJ

Thank you to Jonavin Webb for allowing us to use Webb’s Fitness & MMA for our MMA gang brawl scene in our web series. Webb’s offers fantastic martial arts and fitness classes. Check out their fantastic location in Turnersville, NJ!

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The Showboat (The House of Blues)
- Atlantic City, NJ

Thank you to the Showboat Hotel for allowing us to film at the famous House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ! We were able to film our final fight where so many legendary artists have performed thanks to the supportive staff. If you are planning a stay in Atlantic City, be sure to check out the Showboat for great deals!

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The Photocoop
-LittleFalls, NJ

Thank you to the Photocoop for allowing us to use their location for our gun fight scene. The Photocoop has many spaces for photographers to use for their photography work! Be sure to visit their site to see the other spaces they to offer!

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The Reading Pagoda
- Reading, pa

Thank you to our friends, Maverick Rogues for recommending this great film location! Fun fact, this Pagoda was used in the Last Airbender movie

5 FAQs about Yes, Auntie!

Why did you create My Asian Auntie & Yes, Auntie! ?

As Asian Americans, we’re all aware that the values and insights of our elders come from another time and another place. Though they might be foreign and outdated, they also gave us that unique outlook on modern day life in a simpler time. With My Asian Auntie, we simply just flipped the concept a bit to fit the comedy, action, and love that the Art School Dropouts are known to give. We just took a joke and ran really, really far with it. And we’re happy to give you guys this web series.


How many people were involved in the making of this web series?

“This was Art School Dropouts’ biggest web series yet! Cast incorporated 30  people. As for behind the scenes work, the 3-man power house team (Joey, Steph, and Angela) were primarily behind camera, working lights, sound, and boom. We did manage to have an extra hand on set for certain days  thanks to Josh Videna and Andrew Kim.”



Bobby is a riot to work together on set! It’s hard not to laugh when he’s cracking jokes. While Bobby isn’t in front of the camera that often like he use to during his stuntman years, the man still can move! It’s an honor to see a legend at work and see the experience this man has.

What was it like working with Bobby Samuels?


Will Auntie be back again for another season?

Depends! If people want to have Auntie back again, we might have to make arrangements for a season 3! We have introduced there is a possibility to run into other Aunties. However, we haven’t delved deep into the origins of Auntie. People ask how many aunties are out there? How did Auntie become the way she is? Auntie and Niece always seem to find themselves in a random adventure. Who knows? Maybe there’s another crazy action packed story in the works.


Where can I watch “Yes, Auntie!”?

While the web series will be released to the public on our youtube channel (www.youtube.com/artschooldropouts), we are doing an early access release for anyone that can’t wait to see the whole show! We’re going the full DVD release special from director and cast commentary, to bloopers and behind the scenes! The funds raised will be going back into production to help pay for the cost of the web series and future channel projects!




 
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